Museum the New Llano Colony



Clarence C. "C.C." Mickey

Birth: He was born in 1887 in Iowa.  

Description: In 1917 he was described as being of medium height and slender build with gray eyes and dark hair.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1900 he was living in Missouri with his parents. In 1920 he was divorced and working as a piano tuner while living with his parents in Nebraska.  

Family Information: Married to Katie Mickey.

Step-father of Ray, Myrtle and Mary Gregorson.  

Job in Colony: In 1927 he was delivering ice.

In November 1929 he was appointed as postmaster at Newllano to succeed the late Robert B. Snyder.  

Home in Colony:  

Other Info: He was often part of the theater programs; in November 1927 he was part of a program composed chiefly of instrumental and vocal music by himself, Mesdames Louise Gaddis, Anna Besse and Ruby Nesnow and Messrs. Max Beavers, Harry Nesnow and Price.

In May 1928 two visiting musicians -- W.L. Ferris and O.L. Owens of Leesville -- collaborated with the colony orchestra which consisted of: Robert Snyder, leader; George T. Pickett, Roedemeister, Ben Roe, Raymond Faussel, Joseph Gaddis, Louise Gaddis, Billy DeBoer, C.C. Mickey, Peter Borg, Max Beavers, Warren Fread, Guy Rogers, Florence Roe and Anna Besse, pianiste.

In 1928 he was one of the founding members of the local Conscientious Objectors Union; Theodore Atworth served as the first Secretary-Treasurer with O.E. Enfield serving as the President. The organization was planned to be international, composed of people who refused to go to war as a matter of conscience. Charter members included: Theodore Atworth, Mary H. Atworth, Emily H. Dougherty, I.A. Dougherty, Carl H. Gleeser, S. Weislander, Charlie C. Black, John Hight, Lowell H. Coate, W.A. Shutt, F.O. Jernberg, Reka Jernberg, Anna Tabb, Peter Kemp, F. Rosenburg, B. Wade Hewitt, Hamilton H. McClurg, W.J. Hoag, Theodore F. Landrum, C.N. Butts, Mary Snyder, George Snyder, Anna Garrett, Emma Shutt, M.A. Brattland, Richard P. Condon, Jr., Emily Swenson, W.J. Newman, George T. Pickett, Raymond DeFausell, S.E. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Molenar, Earl L. Bosch, Guy F. Rogers, Ora E. Newman, James J. Miller, Bert Busick, Mabel D. Busick, Ole Synoground, C.C. Mickey, Fred A. Jensen, Katie Mickey, F. Rahn and Isaac H. Keyes.  

Post-Colony History: In 1935 and 1940 he was living with his wife and their ten-year old son, Charles, in Florida -- in 1940 he was working as a piano tuner.  

Death: He died in 1966 and was buried in the Santa Fe Cemetery at Bradford County, Florida.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1920, 1940; US Draft Registration: WWI; "Llano Colonist": October 29, 1927, November 19, 1927, May 19, 1928, December 22, 1928; US Appointments of US Postmasters; "Shreveport Times": December 8, 1929; FindAGrave.com